I received A* Economics, A* History and A French on results day which was better than expected and I am now considering oxbridge. I was originally planned to study French with ab initio Italian however I have been told that two languages can be quite dry to study and history and french may be a more interesting combination, and so would appreciate any advice regarding these two courses at oxbridge. I would also appreciate any advice on whether oxford or cambridge is better for modern languages/history and which university has a more lively atmosphere. Thanks.
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- Thread Starter
- 23-08-2015 14:32
- Study Helper
- 24-08-2015 21:19
First of all, congratulations on your results!
Look at the modules on offer in both subjects at Oxford and Cambridge and see for yourself what you'd find more interesting and then look if it's worth doing two languages or combining subjects. There should be lots of information on their websites that'll give you a better idea. But for languages in general, at Oxford there's a greater focus on foreign literature (so you'll be studying lots of books, poems, plays etc.) and Cambridge focuses more on the linguistic side of things - personally I like studying literature which is why I applied to Oxford. I ultimately didn't get in, but the literature focus was a deciding factor for me, and for some people it would put them off and they'd look at Cambridge instead.
Ultimately, both universities have amazing reputations so choose the one with the content and modules that fascinate you most